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Alvar glass vase Aalto

With the Finlandia -Collection, Iittala complements the Savoy series. Almost identical in shape, but higher than the original and slightly tapered towards the bottom, the Finlandia - Vase especially suitable for larger bouquets and long-stemmed flowers.

While many European designers glorified the revolution of machines, their Scandinavian counterparts turned to nature. Alvar Aalto was one of the trendsetters with his organic shapes, as with the Savoy Vase. His vase is world famous. The same natural forms recur in his work: in the undulating walls of the Finnish pavilion at the 1939 New York World's Fair, in the architecture of the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus, in armchairs, Spanish walls and tea carts.

Aalto Was firmly convinced that design should be human to the smallest detail. At Iittala's request, Alvar created Aalto created for the 1937 World's Fair in Paris the Aalto -Vase in various shapes, sizes and colors. Alvar Aalto was the son of a cartographer - perhaps the shapes of the vase are based on the Finnish landscapes and lakes.

The timeless Aalto -Vase is one of the most famous glass objects in the world, it is synonymous with Finnish glass art and the manufacturer Iittala. The so-called Savoy Vase by Alvar Aalto is exhibited in the most important design museums in the world.

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Item no.274618
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Handwash only Handwash only
MaterialMouth-blown glass
ColourUltramarine
DimensionsHeight: 25.1 cm, Depth: 19 cm, Length: 20 cm
Weight300 g (without packaging)
CleaningHandwash only
EAN6411923674225
DesignAlvar Aalto
Design awardsMuseum of modern art (moma)
CategoryVases
Accessories and spare parts
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Youtube video on the creation of a vase Aalto from iittala

The design is one of the most famous glass objects in the world. The video shows all the steps in the production of the popular Aalto vase. The master glassblower from Finland comments on each step of the process of making the icon of glass with Finnish soul.

 

Aalto Iittala vases

It takes 7 craftsmen, 12 steps, 100 °C and 10 hours to make a Aalto -vase. Each vase is mouth-blown by skilled craftsmen in Iittala, Finland. With unwavering pride, the master craftsmen are committed to bringing the unconventional shapes to life. Each individual Aalto -vase is unique.